Chapel Courtyard, Highfield Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7

£675,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
Oakley Hall Chapel is a Grade II Listed chapel dating back to 1919, which within the last five years has been thoughtfully converted to create a contemporary home while still retaining many of its original features and exhibiting the architecture. Within the last three years further improvements have been made by the current owners; refurbishing windows, installing a wood burner, extended the garden and upgrading some of the fittings.

Properties like Oakley Hall Chapel are rare, especially in such a convenient yet out-of-the-way position within Cirencester.

The accommodation is entered via double doors into a full height entrance hall with a wooden staircase leading up to the first floor. The first floor provides a large open plan living kitchen space and where you can truly appreciate the vaulted ceiling, stone arches, exposed beams and gothic arched windows. Back on the ground floor there are two double bedrooms with an en-suite to the master, separate family bathroom and a rear lobby offering access out to the rear garden. The ground floor also has open areas that can be utilised as a study and an occasional sleeping area. Two useful storage areas have been created in the voids between floors.

The property is serviced by gas fired underfloor heating, electricity and mains water & drainage.

Situation

The property is within one mile's walk of central Cirencester. Cirencester itself is a lovely old market town surrounded by some of the loveliest countryside in the Cotswolds. Communications are good with easy access to the M4/5 motorways and main line rail services from Kemble & Swindon to London (Paddington). There are a range of small local shops found on nearby Chesterton Lane with a wider selection of amenities found within the town.

Outside

The Chapel is approached through a private driveway leading to a shared and secluded courtyard with a private parking bay for two vehicles. A gate leads to the front door as well as both the side and rear gardens. The gardens have been created with low maintenance in mind with patio, artificial grass and composite decked areas.

Additional Information

Information taken from Historic England website...

"At the end of World War I, it was decided that a Memorial Chapel should be erected at Oakley Hall to commemorate the 48 old boys of the school who had fallen in the conflict.

A dressed-stone band runs around the walls, carved with the names of the 92 old boys of Oakley Hall School who fell in two World Wars. The lettering is picked out in black paint. The west end carries the inscription "SO THEY PASSED OVER AND ALL THE / TRUMPETS SOUNDED FOR THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE" to either side of the doorway. A further band of dressed stone runs around the building at eaves height. There are various other carved and inscribed stone memorials to staff of Oakley Hall School affixed to the internal walls of the chapel."

A carved wooden board inscribed with the prefect's names of Oakley Hall School also hangs above the front door.

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